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[BKARTS] internship



We are now seeking candidates for the 3rd Annual John W. & Mildred Bissinger Preservation Internship. The successful candidate will work as an Intern in the Preservation/Conservation Laboratory in Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections (MASC) at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) under the supervision of Gudrun Aurand, Bookbinder/Conservator. May 15, 2004 is the deadline for application.

The internship can take place between June 21 and August 20, 2004. Interns are expected to participate 35 hours a week for four weeks. A stipend of $ 1,400 will be provided. During the course of the Internship, participants will learn the fundamentals of book and paper repair.

Outline:

Structure of the sewn book
Properties of paper
Pamphlet bindings
Protective enclosures
Types of adhesives
Types of mending papers


The following procedures will be taught through demonstration and practice:


Mending paper (tears, cuts, holes)
Sewing pamphlets
Fabrication of protective enclosures

Apart form hands-on experience, the intern will:

· Learn about different Binding Styles and have the opportunity to examine MASC collections.
· Become familiar with online preservation sites and discussion groups.
· Have the opportunity to meet with MASC Librarians to learn about preservation concerns in Archives collection management.


Interested applicants should also visit the
MASC websitet http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/conserve.htm.
For further information contact Gudrun Aurand  E-mail: aurandg@xxxxxxxx








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Gudrun Aurand
Bookbinder/Conservator
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
e-mail: aurandg@xxxxxxx
Tel.: 509.335.7463
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/conserve.htm


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